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Old 03-28-2016, 03:06 PM   #43
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We had a S&W Gov for a while. Bought it for the wife. Shot the 410 and 45lc fine, the 45 acp rounds with the moon clip were unreliable. To big and heavy for cc and expensive to plink with so it went down the road.
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:18 PM   #44
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Like the song said: "Leave your guns at home........" when coming to Canada.
We don't want them here, or the minority of the Jamaicans who swear by them.
You know folks, we are getting off original topic. The latest posts are not helpful to the person who started this thread and those who hope to benefit. In addition, the tone of some comments will likely lead to infighting. So stop it, please!
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:26 PM   #45
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I am clueless on all this, however it is a very valid thread to person who asked question and I am a girl. Very interesting as to reasons for and against certain styles.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:10 PM   #46
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Sbb, if you are interested in obtaining a firearm, go to a reputable dealer in your area, talk to them about your interests and have them show you a variety of options. Take safety lessons, shoot it and become very comfortable with it.
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:01 PM   #47
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A S&W Governor is as good as any other firearm: effective in the hands of a trained owner and dangerous otherwise. It all comes down to personal choice, of which many are expressed here. And the civility of this thread makes me proud to be an AS owner. If the bad guys attack, I hope to be surrounded by Airstreams!
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:13 PM   #48
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As a senior lady, I travel solo....and as I have guns in my home for home protection...I will always take a couple of " little friends" on the road with me. They provide me with safety and peace of mind.

I keep a Ruger (with laser pointer) and 2 S&Ws, also (with laser pointers). Yes, I am trained.... Have been since I was a girl. I go to firing range, with good results.

I think this is an acceptable topic, as many of we ladies travel solo. A Big dog helps...but, a few "little friends" provide more comfort and safety...as long as you are appropriately trained. I would much rather have it and not need it....than need it and not have it! Hope to never need it...but, if I do........
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:05 AM   #49
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I've used a Trooper 357 revolver loaded with the snake shot for years hunting and boy does it deliver. I never go into the woods without it. I can't count the rattlers I have one shot killed. What I do is chamber 3 rounds of snake shot and three rounds of hollow points. That way if a wild hog shows up I can rotate and have a chance.

When traveling I also have a Walther PPK 38.

Whatever you decide on please practice with it. Not just shoot it once or twice and put it in the airstream. Practice until you can really shot the thing. Then take it out and practice more. Shoot it with different ammo and at different distances. Get any questions out of your mind as to what the weapon can and will do. Then practice more.
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:34 PM   #50
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:50 PM   #51
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The OP had a question about firsthand experience on one specific gun.

He didn't want opinions about anything else. He hasn't responded to one of your posts, not even the few that answered his question.

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Old 03-29-2016, 09:37 PM   #52
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I have a 38 air light and a m&p 9 mm compact , a full size m&p and a s&w shield 9 mm I have only been carrying my shiled for the last year it is small enough to conceal very easy and shots just as nice as my full size I would really look at the shiled they make it in a 40 mm also
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:38 PM   #53
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Airstream doesn't make or sell dogs or dog food or dog bowls or rabies vaccinations or Frisbees.... but dogs and travelling with dogs in an Airstream is a valid and wonderful discussion.
If you're not a dog-person, you'll likely not click on that subject and ignore the discussion thread. That's the way it should be.
But I was once intrigued by an already-existing conversation in these forums about crossing thru Canada on the way to Alaska in an AS and how to do so legally and arrive in AK with firearms... and so I joined that thread with a question about how to do so....and the thread was suddenly ended and some moderator wrote me privately ordering me to never again discuss guns here or I'd be banished (despite the fact I'm a contributing member here) and also ORDERING me to NEVER again dare question the moderator. (Not having ever been aware of such a rule, and being surprised by the censure, I had merely asked why the topic of firearms was prohibited.)

Since I am a moderator at a discussion forum myself (aircraft-related) I was somewhat familiar with "unruly" participants from time to time... but I must admit that I felt so insulted and unfairly attacked I almost decided to no longer participate here... ..but I decided that the moderator might just be having a bad day and let it go. Now here is such a subject again and I wonder.... what is so wrong about what appears to be a legitimate discussion regarding how to travel successfully from state to state in an AS... be it with dogs, or prescriptions, or pepper-spray, or a personal firearm... especially if one is licensed to do so, and might even be a retired, former law enforcement person... ??
It seems a perfectly legitimate subject... If YOU are not interested in doing so (travelling with a dog or generator or handgun... then go to some other discussion and let those interested peacefully discuss their topic of interest. Wally would approve. I think.
Anyway, I'm not really interested in this topic so I'm moving on to the one about curtains....
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:50 PM   #54
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Hear! Hear!!

So true; this is a perfectly legitimate subject of interest to many Airstream travelers, though as with any other legitimate topic, not necessarily to all. Those who are interested in the topic can read and engage. Others can spend their time and energy in other threads which are of more interest to them. Your points are well-stated. Thank you.

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Airstream doesn't make or sell dogs or dog food or dog bowls or rabies vaccinations or Frisbees.... but dogs and travelling with dogs in an Airstream is a valid and wonderful discussion.
If you're not a dog-person, you'll likely not click on that subject and ignore the discussion thread. That's the way it should be.

But I was once intrigued by an already-existing conversation in these forums about crossing thru Canada on the way to Alaska in an AS and how to do so legally and arrive in AK with firearms... and so I joined that thread with a question about how to do so....and the thread was suddenly ended and some moderator wrote me privately ordering me to never again discuss guns here or I'd be banished (despite the fact I'm a contributing member here) and also ORDERING me to NEVER again dare question the moderator. (Not having ever been aware of such a rule, and being surprised by the censure, I had merely asked why the topic of firearms was prohibited.)

Since I am a moderator at a discussion forum myself (aircraft-related) I was somewhat familiar with "unruly" participants from time to time... but I must admit that I felt so insulted and unfairly attacked I almost decided to no longer participate here... ..but I decided that the moderator might just be having a bad day and let it go.

Now here is such a subject again and I wonder.... what is so wrong about what appears to be a legitimate discussion regarding how to travel successfully from state to state in an AS... be it with dogs, or prescriptions, or pepper-spray, or a personal firearm... especially if one is licensed to do so, and might even be a retired, former law enforcement person... ??

It seems a perfectly legitimate subject... If YOU are not interested in doing so (travelling with a dog or generator or handgun... then go to some other discussion and let those interested peacefully discuss their topic of interest. Wally would approve. I think.

Anyway, I'm not really interested in this topic so I'm moving on to the one about curtains....
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I'm considering purchasing a Governor for myself and wanted to know if anyone has any first-hand experience. I've already discussed the in's and out's with my friends in Law Enforcement. One of my jobs puts me in front of dangerous felons. I can handle myself quite well, but I do want to have a weapon while traveling alone, mostly for walking in the woods, but JIC as well.

I don't want a shot gun, too hard to get pointed in an enclosed space and heavy for a brisk walk in the woods.

The Governor is a handgun that will take shotgun shells. It's small enough to maneuver within a confined space and I can easily carry it if I want to take a long stroll into the woods for protection.

Please, I'm not interested in opinions as to why I can't or shouldn't or what states to do so. Thank you

http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore...t_Governor.jpg
Personally, I didn't care for the Governor.
Weight and length don't bother me as much as width, and at something like 1-3/4" it was too cumbersome as an everyday carry.

Handguns are like every other tool, there's no one size fits all. That's why most folks have multiple

If I had to choose just one, my favorite JIC, EDC, walk-in-the-woods, is my 1911. Hands down.

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Depending on the "territory"
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This thread continues to flow well and within line of the CR's. Just letting everyone know that off topic material will be removed in order to keep this thread from boiling over.
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